Objective of DLP
DLP aims to develop a child’s fullest potential in the least time possible and at the least cost and help them achieve the highest levels of mastery in science, math and the humanities based on international standards.
A teaching method (not a curriculum!)
Dynamic Learning Program or DLP is a teaching method focused on developing students to become independent learners. It is a synthesis of classical and modern pedagogical theories adapted to foster the highest level of learning, creativity and productivity.
Independent learning strategy
DLP is geared towards promoting independent learning in students to improve academic performance particularly in Science, Innovative Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.
Disaster-resilient learning approach
It is a disaster-resilient teaching method since learning is not limited within a classroom. It uses parallel learning groups, activity-based multi-domain learning, in-school comprehensive student portfolio, and strategic study and rest periods.
Four Components of DLP
About the Founders
At present, Dr. Chris and Dr. Marivic strive to play a dual role in their effort to contribute in the development of the Philippines. As physicists, they founded the Research Center for Theoretical Physics in Jagna, Bohol, which organizes activities for physicists and graduate students in physics and mathematics. They have organized international workshops on advances in theoretical physics in Jagna, Bohol. As educators, they are now very much involved in the High School level, looking at ways to improve basic education in the Philippines.
The Bernido couple have presented scientific papers and given seminars in different countries such as Switzerland, France, Spain, Portugal, Australia, Germany, Vietnam, Taiwan, and Thailand, among others. Their current research interests aside from education include stochastic processes in neuroscience, protein dynamics, and industry dynamics.
Dr. Christopher Bernido
Dr. Ma. Victoria Carpio-Bernido
DLP vs. Traditional Teaching Method
Under DLP, lecture is only 1/4 of the time, and the rest of the class time is allotted for written activities. It enables students to take responsibility for his own learning with minimal supervision.
Learning Activity Sheets (LAS)
The main tool that DLP uses are the learning activity sheets or LAS. LAS are well-prepared independent activity sheets expressing the basic idea to be learned by the students. LAS are given to students one learning activity at a time. From the chalkboard, projector, or TV screen, students copy the lessons by hand on the LAS to enhance memory retention.
- Addresses the problem of lack of books
- Bypasses problem of large classes since majority of learning is individualized
- Fosters learning by doing
- Promotes mastery over coverage. A student answers an average of 5,000 questions/activities per year
- Writing promotes endurance and stamina, which are important skills in taking up STEM courses
- Forces students to focus on the task at hand
- Daily activities develop critical thinking, which is also an important foundation for STEM
- Develops discipline, organization, confidence, resilience in the face of difficulty
- As long as the LAS are ready, students learn 80% of the time, even without an expert teacher (disaster-resilient pedagogy)
- Bypasses problem of lack of school supplies. One student only needs one ream of brown paper (Php 80) per year, plus ballpen
Success Indicators of Implementing DLP
Awards & Recognitions
The 48th Anvil Award of Merit (March 2013)/
The 11th Philippine Quill Award of Excellence (November 2012)